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Are You “Linkedin” or “Locked Out? «

Are You “Linkedin” or “Locked Out? « | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
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Required Reading: An Open Letter to Linkedin

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How To Create A Better Workplace With Talent Analytics

How To Create A Better Workplace With Talent Analytics | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Acquiring exceptional talent is the first step to building a foundation for business success. However, recognizing true talent is not always possible with a glance at a resume or even a sit-down interview. It may not even be completely evident after a person is hired. Some skills are not recognized or understood until the person is placed in the right situation or given the opportunity to use them.
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Memories

Memories | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Memories are the bridge between our heart and our mind. We seem to live in the middle ground between the two. Memories hold our vast catalog of knowledge, learning, and experiences. They are our resource to the tools that we will need to engage life, to be successful and find happiness in life.

The mind uses our memories as a reference when we make decisions, create change and looks to our heart to guide our emotional well being. We need both our heart and mind to balance how we engage life.
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Gun Control

Gun Control | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Many seem to think that “gun control” is a new concept. Actually, gun control in various forms has been tried before, going back at least to the days of the wild west. Some sheriffs and marshals tried gun control in the western cattle towns such as Dodge City, Santa Fe, and others. So how did that work? When entering a town all guns had to be turned over to law enforcement to be reclaimed when leaving town. How well did that work? Not very well actually. In a few cases, it simply resulted in the local law officer being gunned down in the street or a local saloon. A more common result was after a few drinks and reclaiming their guns they simply shot up the town and left.
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How To Maximize Your Off Season

How To Maximize Your Off Season | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
In the sports world, there are two well established time frames. There is a Season where we are able to see extraordinary and competitive events. An athlete’s skill set, determination, and performance are on full display. In our own lives, there are periods where everything clicks, falls into place, and elevate our profiles and circle of influence. However, there is another season, that in my view is much more important. That is the Off Season. This is where the preparation, planning, practicing, and placement begins. This is where the hard work that does not show up on ESPN takes place. During this time, we, like star performers are stretching, shifting out of our comfort zone, and working to expand our own talents towards becoming a better version of ourselves.
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Chinese New Year 2018: Who Let the Dogs Out? (Part 3)

Chinese New Year 2018: Who Let the Dogs Out? (Part 3) | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
In Part One of this article, we discovered how past President Bill Clinton and present President Donald Trump are both Fire Dogs but only one of them is a Dog President in a Dog year and that affects their personality. And, only one of them does not have a dog, and why.
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How Do We Cope With Digital Silence

How Do We Cope With Digital Silence | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
We are filled with concern about the digital noise. I wonder if the digital silence is what people fear. The absence of a world to call for with an audience that answers in a random, orderly chaos. Deep down do we carry a fear of disappearing off the digital ocean’s radar?
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Rock Those Top Hashtags On Instagram

Rock Those Top Hashtags On Instagram | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Instagram is one of the media channels you should be using for your business. It’s fun, easy to post and has a growing following.
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Know Thy Why . . .

Know Thy Why . . . | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Without going into the life history of Michelangelo, the diversely gifted personality that won the unequivocal right to live in our memory until eternity, let us try to learn a few rather important lessons from his wisdom. The above quote from this genius prompts us to set our eyes on targets beyond our imagination. Why would he do that? I see a very honest and justifiable logic behind such an invocation.
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Small Business – Creating Brand Identity

Small Business – Creating Brand Identity | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
New business owners are facing many challenges. Funding a new business, identifying the proper market niche, targeting the right audience and gaining a good position in the marketplace are only some of them.
Even if you have a great business idea that can produce unique customer experience it is still quite difficult for small business owners to get in the marketplace and distinguish themselves from the competition. Nowadays, it’s not enough to combine high quality product or service with unsatisfied demand on the specific market niche. There are many companies out there and the market game can be quite rough for any newly born business. That’s why it is good to know how to effectively present your business to the consumers and how to bring attention to your products.
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Sex, Lies And Human Resources

Sex, Lies And Human Resources | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
When I first started in HR, no one knew who we were. Heck, we weren’t even HR back then. In 2005, popular business magazine Fast Company brought HR into the spotlight, in a not-so-gracious way, with a cover story stating “Why We Hate HR.” One of the more pithy comments was:
”The human-resources trade long ago proved itself, at best, a necessary evil — and at worst, a dark bureaucratic force that blindly enforces nonsensical rules resists creativity, and impedes constructive change.”
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Social Media Security: How Safe is Your Information?

Social Media Security: How Safe is Your Information? | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
ith millions of users’ data (or billions, in the case of Facebook) floating around the web, the need for tight security from social media platforms is obvious. Facebook alone has reported receiving more than 600,000 security hack attempts each day. (Although that is nothing compared to the NSA’s 300 million attempted hacks each day!)
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New Utility Bill Cost Solutions Eliminate Direct Capital Expenditures

New Utility Bill Cost Solutions Eliminate Direct Capital Expenditures | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Utility bills can make you as frustrated as a termite in a petrified forest. Businesses and organizations would love to avail themselves of any and every energy efficiency program that is available in the marketplace. Yet; every year, it’s the same old snag: “It’s not in the budget!” In order to fully understand the scope of the problem, let’s examine the cost components of Utility bills, beginning with electricity.
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Pathetic Profits? Marketing Tools To Jumpstart Online Sales

Pathetic Profits? Marketing Tools To Jumpstart Online Sales | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
It’s not always the business with the best product that wins. Businesses sell crappy stuff all the time but somehow still make a profit. Sometimes what makes the difference is the marketing strategy and the tools you use to implement it.
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Feminism: The Greatest Crime of Our Time?

Feminism: The Greatest Crime of Our Time? | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago, women came out from under the yolk of man and began to breathe the fresh air of liberty. For aeons, women had been harnessed to a lifestyle that literally obligated them to find a man to marry.

In order to be considered a decent woman, it was the right and proper thing to do.
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A Table Full Of Tears

A Table Full Of Tears | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
he table is set. The platter is spinning unceasingly. The conductor’s arm is statuesque as it gallantly waits for its moment to arrive. With a gentle push of a finger, the baton comes to a rest on a disk so carefully placed. A symphony of songs is about to begin. And here we go: Tracks Of My Tears-Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, Crying In The Rain-The Everly Brothers, As Tears Go By-The Rolling Sones, Crying Time-Ray Charles, 96 Tears-Question Mark & The Mysterians. And so it goes!
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Public Relations – How To Become The World’s Best

Public Relations – How To Become The World’s Best | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Being the Public Relations professional in a Company is akin to being a performer in an international circus. There is the tightrope walk between all the public through which you must deftly manoeuvre your brand message, the juggling act where you have hundreds of balls of your various functions up in the air, the drama of jumping through fire lit hoops crafted by the crisis situations your role lands you in, the jester’s performance since you must keep a smile plastered on your face even in the most do or die instances and the class acrobatic cum trampoline show where you jump from one plank of responsibility to another with exhibited ease.
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The Observer Effect

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Wikipedia says, “In physics, the observer effect is the theory that simply observing a situation or phenomenon necessarily changes that phenomenon. This is often the result of instruments that, by necessity, alter the state of what they measure in some manner. A commonplace example is checking the pressure in an automobile tire; this is difficult to do without letting out some of the air, thus changing the pressure. Similarly, it is not possible to see any object without light hitting the object and causing it to reflect that light. While the effects of observation are oftentimes negligible, the object still experiences a change.”
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Our Contemporary Break

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Turning points trend toward the virtuosic as they engage the imaginations of their viewing audiences with often humorous solemnity, as if any and every member is moving, living and breathing during a masked ball in an often celebrated ballet.
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Do You Really Know What You Do?

Do You Really Know What You Do? | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness — a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we’re getting what we want, even when we’re not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for the nature of self-knowledge and how we react in the face of manipulation. You may not know yourself as well as you think you do.
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11 Key Elements For Designing A Conversion-Oriented Landing Page

11 Key Elements For Designing A Conversion-Oriented Landing Page | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Landing pages, as we all know, are a great technique through which we can improve our siteís conversion rate by garnering more leads. As a standalone page, the benefits of a landing page for businesses are many and it can be particularly useful when in converting potential leads into buying customers. As such, if you are in the process of building an optimized landing page for your business then here is an infographic that can prove to be quiet valuable.
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Women In Business – Problem or Solution?

Women In Business – Problem or Solution? | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Simply speaking, business solves social problems, drives innovation and creativity. It also drives the economy and social uplift by circulation of capital, production of goods and services for consumption and generation of profits to fuel back into the economy for the whole cycle to repeat. There are other economic contributors such as foreign direct investments, remittances and few others that are active agents in the process. Logically speaking, these are high-performance, capitalist economies we are speaking about here because that is my audience. The flow of this system would not be possible without problem seekers/solvers who identify a problem, innovators who create the product/ solution to mantis the solution and labour that delivers it to the market for salary in exchange.
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Establishing Your Business From The “Ground Up”

Establishing Your Business From The “Ground Up” | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Your business essentially runs through the databases you set up. Traditionally businesses have set up central processing unit based databases. These CPU databases are known as the brains of the PC. CPUs handle the basic functions that are programmed into the computer such as calculations. Their functionality differs depending on system performance and speed. Software is also an important consideration. Newer processors can handle the use of specialized software. The stability and reliability of a CPU based database is well known whereas Graphic processing unit databases have yet to be proven reliable.
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Unravelling The Myth Of Money And Real Estate

Unravelling The Myth Of Money And Real Estate | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
And, let’s be honest; when it comes to starting in a new field, it’s hard to imagine anything else with such high overheads. As such, most of us don’t even consider ourselves as blips on the property radar. We’re lucky if we can even afford a personal property, let alone luxuriating in options we can sell forward.

But, it might be possible to start with less than you think. Given the size of the returns in this field, that’s something worth paying attention to. But, how can this be possible? Read on to find out.
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Money-Saving Strategies & Techniques Millennials Can Learn From Grandparents

Money-Saving Strategies & Techniques Millennials Can Learn From Grandparents | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
Trying to save money when you’re a teenager or young adult isn’t the easiest thing to do. Otherwise, the world as we know it would be a different place. What makes saving at a young age so difficult? First, there are countless things you want to buy (like clothes and shoes) and lots of friends encouraging you to buy them. Another reason millennials might have a hard time saving is due to their income-to-spending ratio. In other words, they’re spending more than what they make or get as an allowance, and as a result, these circumstances prevent them from saving money.
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Simplicity

Simplicity | BIZCATALYST360° | Scoop.it
The quiet of the mornings before everyone else awakes, the way the early sun streams through the windows, a perfect cappuccino, dark chocolate, lavender drops in a hot bath, a gentle breeze whispering through your hair, the sun sparkling on new fallen snow, and $3.99 stock flowers that make me smile each time I pass them
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